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Julius Schoop

Ervin J. Nutter Professor, Associate Professor


August 2018 – Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

November 2016 – July 2018: Principal Engineer and Program Manager, TechSolve Inc., Cincinnati, OH

August 2015 – October 2016: Postdoctoral Research Associate Senior, Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Materials Science Engineering, 2015

B.S., Chemical Physics, Centre College, Danville, KY

Research Description

My research program leverages fundamental insights from advanced in-situ characterization techniques to transform advanced manufacturing processes into ‘surface engineering’ techniques for improving the life-cycle performance of components such as turbine blades and air frames. Based on in-situ experimental data, our team is developing physics-informed and data-driven approaches for ‘doing more with less,’ helping manufacturers to reduce costs and lead time while improving the performance and sustainability of engineered products for the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries.

Research Interests

Size Effects in Finish Machining
Advanced Finishing Processes
Cutting Tool Design and Development
Machine Tool Design and Development
Modeling & Optimization of Manufacturing Processes
Modeling of High Strain Rate Material Behavior
Cryogenic Processing